About Carramar & Tapping Residents Association

landmarkCarramar and Tapping Residents Association (CATRA) is a Not For Profit organisation representing the residents of the two suburbs of Carramar and Tapping to the north of Perth, Western Australia.

We were originally formed by Norm and Pam Hewer to support the residents of the then largely undeveloped suburb of Carramar and worked closely with the developers, Peet & Co and our local council, City of Wanneroo, to help shape the growth of Carramar. Norm went on to become one of our councillors for the City of Wanneroo.

As Tapping also began to be built it was logical for the two suburbs to work together. Although we are separated by Joondalup Drive, we are similar in many ways and the fact that the Peet & Co development of Carramar Golf Course Estate spans both suburbs adds to that sense of unity. For that reason the "clock tower" that sits at the western edge of the boundary of our two suburbs has come to be adopted as our logo.

Our Achievements

  • Carramar Primary School established earlier than planned to accommodate increased young population in the area.
  • Community Centre built despite not being planned by the City of Wanneroo.
  • Wanneroo Road widened earlier than planned.
  • Fund raised and staged Christmas Events.
  • Requested Play equipment installation in local parks.
  • Request that the shopping centre be built earlier than planned.
  • Kiss and Drive at Carramar Primary School moved to a larger parking bay.
  • Some electricity pylons moved to the other side of Wanneroo Road instead of them being placed behind the properties in Balladong Loop.
  • Both Norm and CATRA were nominated for Australia Day Awards 2008